Melting Point of Calcium (Ca) [& Color, Sources, Discovery ... 2022

One of the most important (and useful) physical properties is the melting point. All atoms will 'melt' at some point, even Calcium. Ok but what is the melting point of an atom of Ca?

In the case of Calcium the melting point is 839°C. Now let's look at other properties and facts about Calcium...

Calcium Overview

Calcium Melting Point

839°C

Discovery

Discovered By: Sir Humphrey Davy
Year: 1808
Location: England

State at 20 °C

Solid

Uses

Used by many forms of life to make shells and bones. Virtually no use for the pure metal, however two of its compounds are, lime (CaO) and gypsum (CaSO4), are in great demand by a number of industries.

Sources

Obtained from minerals like chalk, limestone & marble. Pure metal is produced by replacing the calcium in lime (calcium carbonate, CaCO3) with aluminium in hot, low pressure retorts.

Description

Fairly hard, silvery-white metal. Fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust (41,500 ppm). Occurs only in compounds.

Atomic Symbol

Ca

Name Origin

Latin: calx, calcis (lime).

Atomic Mass

40,078

Learn more about the atomic mass.

Atomic Number

20

Learn more about the atomic number.

Want to learn more details and data about Calcium (Ca)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.

Video

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